Lavender – is it just for old people? Um, no.
- is antiseptic
- is anti-inflammatory
- heals minor burns & bug bites
- can treat anxiety and depression
- soothes you to sleep
- aids restlessness
This week, my little Juliet has had lots of teething angst. (And so has mum – not teething, just angst). Late nights, fevers, irritability – you name it. Not much can help our little babes get through teething aside from the standard paracetamol and cooling gum gels. It’s a process that just has to happen. I’m not totally against modern medicine where it’s required as it’s helped me many times over. However, I will always look for an alternative where possible. This week was no different.
So what I did was turn to my recent purchase of doterra essential oil collection kit, which is a range of what doterra consider to be the “feel better essentials” – lavender, lemon, peppermint (my fave!), oregano, EasyAir blend, IceBlue blend, teatree, frankincense, DigestZen blend and OnGuard blend. And as I have done over the past few months with all ailments, I explored what could help her in my little box of treasures. It’s only been a short time since I attended the doterra seminar run by my new friends, Mariana and Jen, so I am learning lots about essential oils, mostly by practice. Thanks, ladies.
Getting back to Juliet, I uncovered that lavender was good for relaxing her during teething, so I got out my homemade air freshener – spritzed her room (when she was outside it), waited for the mist to settle well, then lay her down to sleep and left the door ajar for ventilation. Within a few minutes, she was sound asleep. I couldn’t believe it. Happy mum. So I just had to share.
Do you use lavender oil? Share with us in the comments how you use it, and what you use it for.
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For more lavender love, check out our friends at Snowy River Lavender Farm.
** Safety note: essential oils should never be used neat (undiluted) directly on infants and safe application must always be followed. Refer to the doterra website for info.